General Fair Information

Here you will find details about purchasing tickets, admission, pricing, discounts, hours, parking and more. Also visit the Fair Guide and News for links to Fair stories.


Buy Fair Tickets OnlineAdvance Savings on Fair Ticket Packages

APRIL: Get a “5-pack” general admission discount ticket package for $16 (that’s only $3.20 per ticket). The package valued at $25 will be sold only in April – Save $9!

MAY: The “5-pack” will be $18 – Save $7!

JUNE 1 thru 10 (day before the fair starts): The “5-pack” will be $20 – Save $5!

Merced County Fair Coming June 11-15, 2014

123rd Merced County Fair will be June 11 – 15, 2014. See you there!

Advance Discount Ticket Savings

PRICE THRU APRIL 30: Get a “5-pack” general admission discount ticket package for $16 (that’s only $3.20 per ticket). The package valued at $25 will be sold only in April – Save $9!

PRICE THRU MAY 31: The price of the “5-pack” will be $18 – Save $7!

PRICE THRU TUESDAY, JUNE 10 (day before the fair starts): The price of the “5-pack” will be $20 – Save $5!

Buy Fair Tickets Online
Purchase Fair Tickets Online:
For Admission, Carnival Rides, Grandstand Events

Buy TicketsIt's convenient to use our online ticket outlet, Admit One! Tickets also available at the Merced County Fair Office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

ALL-DAY-RIDE ADVANCE DISCOUNT CARNIVAL COUPON: Available through Tuesday, June 10 for $23. Exchange the coupon for a Wrist Wrap any day at the Fair. Wrist Wraps purchased during the fair are $30 each and are good for unlimited rides on day of purchase.

Admission and Pricing:
General Admission is only $5 each!

$5 Fair general admission for everyone 6 years & up. Children 5 and under get FREE admission every day!

• Seniors, 65 years and better, get FREE admission on Mercy Medical Center Seniors Day, Wednesday, June 11 (that's opening day of the Fair).

• Children 12 years and younger get FREE admission on Kids’ Day, Thursday, June 12.

• FREE 'til 3 on Sunday, June 15 general admission is free for everyone from noon until 3 p.m.

• Unlimited Ride Wrist Wrap good any one day of the Fair is $30 each. Purchase in advance (April thru June 10) & Save! Only $23 each if purchased before the fair begins!

Outdoor Theatre Concert Series

Each night a headline entertainment act will appear at 8:30 p.m. in the Outdoor Theatre, where all concerts are FREE with the price of admission to the fair. The Outdoor Theatre Concert Series is presented by Table Mountain Casino. View details at concerts & attractions.

Grandstand Entertainment Lineup

View grandstand lineup at concerts & attractions.

Fair Hours

Wednesday through Friday, June 11-13, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 14, Fair Opens at 3:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 15, Fair Opens at noon to 12:30 a.m. (FREE 'Til 3 – General Admission is free for everyone from noon until 3 p.m.)


• Parking is $5 per vehicle.

• "Preferred Parking" – These parking permits will offer exclusive "in and out" parking privileges in the fairgrounds' livestock parking lot beginning Monday prior to the Fair. For more information, call the fair office at (209) 722-1507.

Part of G Street Closed to Traffic During the Fair

To keep pedestrians safe when walking to or from the Merced County Fair, the portion of G Street between Childs Avenue and West 11th Street will be closed to through traffic during the fair.

Adopt-A-Garden at the Fairgrounds

Let your gardening skills be admired by more than 350,000 people year-round...

The Fair is launching a new “Adopt-A-Garden” program and invites individuals and groups to participate in beautifying the fairgrounds. The gardens will be inspected every three months, with prizes awarded for the most appealing and the best year-round garden. After one year, the first place garden will win $200, the second place garden will receive $150 and the third place winner gets $100. [Read more]

Special Offers and Special Days:

Wednesday, June 11: Mercy Medical Center Seniors Day

FREE admission Seniors 65 and better on opening day!

Thursday, June 12: Kids' Day

FREE admission for all children 12 years and younger!

Sunday, June 15: FREE 'til 3

General Admission is free for everyone from noon until 3 p.m.

Enter the special "Day of" Cooking Contests and you get FREE admission to the Fair...

No advance entry forms, simply enter that day and get free admission to the Fair with your entry!


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